About Us

Elliot Zimmerman, BCS, PA
Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer
Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell 
1776 North Pine Island Road, Ste. 224
Plantation, Florida 33322
legal@cyberlaw.info
www.Vapor.Lawyer
(954) 565-6996
(561) 989-9990

Attorney at law licensed by the State of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida since 1981. Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating. Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer authorized to engage in a multi-jurisdictional federal copyright and trademark practice.

Areas of Concentration: vapor products and vape services (mods, drippers, e-juice, and atomizer manufacturers, brick and mortar stores, internet sites, vendors and other distributors), FDA, regulation, compliance, entertainment, music, emusic, fine art, television, radio, advertising, publishing, film, internet and cyberlaw (litigation, trademarks, copyrights, domain name disputes and contracts).

Representative Clients: Demonic Vapes, LLC (www.demonicvapes.com), Vapor Life, LLC (www,vaporlifeusa.com), Luther Campbell (2 Live Crew), Aretha Franklin, Planet Hollywood, Bobby Kimball formerly of Toto, Ray Sawyer formerly of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, Carl Gardner’s Coasters, The Ink Spots, Ahmad Jamal, Paul Vance (songwriter, producer), John “Spider” Martin and Whole Foods Market.

Significant Representations:

 

    • Honus Wagner Company v. Hillerich & Bradsby Co.
      Honus Wagner Company, plaintiff, 2015
      U.S. District Court, S.D. FL
      Case No. 0:15-cv-61963-WPD

 

    • Vapor Life, LLC v. Vapor 4 Life, Inc.
      Vapor Life, plaintiff, 2014
      U.S. District Court, S.D. FL
      Case No. 0:14-cv-62226-RLR

 

    • The Hand Media, Inc. d/b/a Vapor Shark v. SAC Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Vapor Hog
      Vapor Hog, defendant, 2013
      U.S. District Court, S.D. FL
      Case No.: 1:13-cv-22163-JAL

 

    • Barrocos of Florida, Inc. v. Elmassian, et al.
      Barrocos of Florida, plaintiff, 2011
      U.S. District Court, S.D. FL
      Case No.: 11-cv-22393-SCOLA

 

    • Beitzim Trademark
      Registration Number: 3,831,106
      Int. Cls.: 14 & 15
      Registered: Aug. 10, 2010

 

    • Ordonez v. Icon Sky Holdings LLC, et al.
      Ordonez, plaintiff, 2010
      U.S. District Court, S.D. FL
      Case Number: 0:10-cv-60156-PAS

 

    • Beeceuticals LLC v. Dreamworks et al.
      Beeceuticals LLC, plaintiff, 2007
      U.S. District Court, S.D. FL
      Case No.: 07-61563-ZLOCH

 

    • Ink Spots Servicemark
      The Hanover Group, Inc., respondent, 2004
      TMEO Law Office # 4
      Location: 845 -TTAB

 

    • Planet Hollywood, Inc. v. NorthPort Marketplace, Inc., et al.
      Planet Hollywood, plaintiff, 1999
      Circuit Court, Broward County, FL
      Case No.: 99-017238 CACE 04

 

    • Toto, et al., v. Kimball, et al.
      Kimball, et al., defendants, 1991
      U.S. District Court, S.D. FL
      Case No.: 91-8373-CIV-ROETTGER

 

    • AIM and Ray Sawyer f/k/a Dr. Hook v. Dr. Hook, Inc. and Locorriere
      AIM & Ray Sawyer, plaintiffs, 1988
      Circuit Court, Broward County, FL
      Case No.: 88-00869 CA

 

    • Bartel & Shuford v. Aretha Franklin
      Aretha Franklin, defendant, 1981
      Circuit Court, Dade County, FL
      Case No.: 81-14458 CA 29

 

Publications: Author, What’s GNU?, The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section News, April, 2006; author, P2P File Sharing: Direct & Indirect Copyright Infringement, The Florida Bar Journal, May, 2004; author, Abacus Law, Martindale-Hubbell, Legal Publishing Preview, October, 1991; author, Online, Martindale-Hubbell Legal Publishing Preview, July/August, 1991; author, Computerized Statutes, Martindale-Hubbell Legal Publishing Preview, May/June, 1991; author, The Entertainment Lawyer, The Florida Bar Journal, May, 1982.

Lectures: Recent lectures include: Nuts and Bolts of Copyright Law, Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL, October, 2013, February, 2013, 2012 & 2011; Virtual Worlds, Middle Tennessee State University, April, 2008; Building a Successful Entertainment Law Practice in Florida, The 8th Annual Legal Symposium on Musc, Film, & TV, The Eden Rock Renaissance Resort & Hotel, Miami, Florida, March, 2006; The Front Line on the Internet, The 7th Annual Legal Symposium on Musc, Film, & TV, The Eden Rock Renaissance Resort & Hotel, Miami, Florida, April, 2005; Internet Music Distribution, University of Miami Law School, March, 2004; and, Direct and Indirect Copyright Infringement, The Florida Bar Midyear Meeting, Miami, Florida, January, 2004.

Awards: Received distinguished service certificate from The Florida Bar, April, 2004; The Florida Bar International Law Section plaque of honor in 2007; and The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (‘EASL’) plaques of honor in 1999, & 2005 – 2009. Awarded Chair Emeritus, EASL, 2009. Lifetime achievement award, EASL, 2012.

Professional Affiliations: Founder and Former Chairman of The Florida Bar Special Committee on Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law (1982-84), which became a full Section of The Florida Bar in 1988 (‘EASL’). Member of EASL Executive Council (1998-2002, 2004-2011). See http://easl.info. Webmaster for EASL (1998-2001, 2004-11) and The Florida Bar International Law Section (2003-2013) at http://internationallawsection.org.

Successfully proposed and qualified under The Florida Bar Designation Plan for Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law (sunrise, 1984, to sunset, 1996).

Vice President, Secretary and Webmaster for the Jacaranda Country Club Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (2004-8).

Education:

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Yeshiva University, NY
J.D., 1979

Bernard M. Baruch College
C.U.N.Y., NY
B.B.A., Cum Laude, 1976

Avocations: Avid vapor enthusiast, published composer, recording artist (keyboards), and programmer. Owner of internet music company http://MusiciansExchangeOnline.com.